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  • Brand: Pioneer
  • Product: Headphone
  • Model/name: SE-DIR800C
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, French, Spanish

Table of Contents

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The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
The lightning flash with arrowhead, within
an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the product's
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
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Information to User
Alteration or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user’s right to operate
the equipment. D8-10-2_En
POWER-CORD CAUTION
Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the
plug by tugging the cord and never touch the power
cord when your hands are wet as this could cause a
short circuit or electric shock. Do not place the unit, a
piece of furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the
cord. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other
cords. The power cords should be routed such that they
are not likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord
can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check
the power cord once in a while. When you find it
damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized
service center or your dealer for a replacement. S002_En
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the double-D
symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories. G003_En
This product is for general household purposes. Any
failure due to use for other than household purposes
(such as long-term use for business purposes in a
restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which
requires repair will be charged for even during the
warranty period. K041_En
[For Canadian model]
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. D8-10-1-3_EF
IMPORTANT NOTICE – THE SERIAL NUMBER FOR THIS EQUIPMENT IS PRINTED ON A STICKER ON THE
PRODUCT LABEL LOCATED ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE TRANSMITTER.
PLEASE WRITE THIS SERIAL NUMBER ON YOUR ENCLOSED WARRANTY CARD AND
KEEP IN A SECURE AREA. THIS IS FOR YOUR SECURITY. D1-4-2-6-1_En
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WARNING – TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and
operating instructions should be read before
the product is operated.
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and
operating instructions should be retained for
future reference.
HEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product
and in the operating instructions should be
adhered to.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS — All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
CLEANING — The product should be cleaned only
with a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never
clean with furniture wax, benzine, insecticides
or other volatile liquids since they may corrode
the cabinet.
ATTACHMENTS — Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as
they may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE — Do not use this
product near water — for example, near a
bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry
tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming
pool; and the like.
ACCESSORIES — Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table.
The product may fall, causing serious injury to
a child or adult, and serious damage to the
product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table recommended by the
manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any
mounting of the product should follow the
manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a
mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer.
CART — A product and cart combination should be
moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may cause the product
and cart combination to overturn.
VENTILATION — Slots and openings in the cabinet
are provided for ventilation and to ensure
reliable operation of the product and to protect
it from overheating, and these openings must
not be blocked or covered. The openings
should never be blocked by placing the product
on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
This product should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a bookcase or rack unless
proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer’s instructions have been
adhered to.
POWER SOURCES — This product should be
operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not
sure of the type of power supply to your home,
consult your product dealer or local power
company.
LOCATION – The appliance should be installed in a
stable location.
NONUSE PERIODS – The power cord of the
appliance should be unplugged from the outlet
when left un-used for a long period of time.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
• If this product is equipped with a polarized
alternating current line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other), it will fit into the
outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If
you are unable to insert the plug fully into the
outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should
still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace
your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety
purpose of the polarized plug.
• If this product is equipped with a three-wire
grounding type plug, a plug having a third
(grounding) pin, it will only fit into a grounding
type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug into the outlet,
contact your electrician to replace your
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety
purpose of the grounding type plug.
POWER-CORD PROTECTION — Power-supply
cords should be routed so that they are not
likely to be walked on or pinched by items
placed upon or against them, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the product.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING — If an
outside antenna or cable system is connected
to the product, be sure the antenna or cable
system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up
static charges. Article 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides
information with regard to proper grounding of
the mast and supporting structure, grounding
of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit,
size of grounding conductors, location of
antenna-discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements for the
grounding electrode. See Figure A.
LIGHTNING — For added protection for this
product during a lightning storm, or when it is
left unattended and unused for long periods of
time, unplug it from the wall outlet and
disconnect the antenna or cable system. This
will prevent damage to the product due to
lightning and power-line surges.
POWER LINES — An outside antenna system
should not be located in the vicinity of overhead
power lines or other electric light or power
circuits, or where it can fall into such power
lines or circuits. When installing an outside
antenna system, extreme care should be taken
to keep from touching such power lines or
circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
OVERLOADING — Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords, or integral convenience
receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or
electric shock.
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY — Never push
objects of any kind into this product through
openings as they may touch dangerous voltage
points or short-out parts that could result in a
fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the product.
SERVICING — Do not attempt to service this
product yourself as opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE — Unplug this
product from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
• When the power-supply cord or plug is
damaged.
• If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen
into the product.
• If the product has been exposed to rain or
water.
• If the product does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions. Adjust
only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions as an improper
adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the product
to its normal operation.
• If the product has been dropped or damaged in
any way.
• When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance — this indicates a need for
service.
REPLACEMENT PARTS — When replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician has
used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer or have the same characteristics
as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions
may result in fire, electric shock, or other
hazards.
SAFETY CHECK — Upon completion of any service
or repairs to this product, ask the service
technician to perform safety checks to
determine that the product is in proper
operating condition.
WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING — The product
should not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.
HEAT — The product should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other products (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
GROUND
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
Fig. A
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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[For U.S. and Canadian model]
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Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit
you’ve just purchased is only the start of your
musical enjoyment. Now it’s time to consider how
you can maximize the fun and excitement your
equipment offers. This manufacturer and the
Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer
Electronics Group want you to get the most out of
your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that
lets the sound come through loud and clear without
annoying blaring or distortion-and, most importantly,
without affecting your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing
“comfort level” adapts to higher volumes of sound.
So what sounds “normal” can actually be loud and
harmful to your hearing. Guard against this by
setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your
hearing adapts.
To establish a safe level:
• Start your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it
comfortably and clearly, and without distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable sound
level:
• Set the dial and leave it there.
Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent
hearing damage or loss in the future. After all, we
want you listening for a lifetime.
We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will
provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since
hearing damage from loud noise is often
undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer
and the Electronic Industries Association’s
Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid
prolonged exposure to excessive noise. This list of
sound levels is included for your protection.
Decibel
Level Example
30 Quiet library, soft whispers
40 Living room, refrigerator, bedroom away from traffic
50 Light traffic, normal conversation, quiet office
60 Air conditioner at 20 feet, sewing machine
70 Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, noisy restaurant
80 Average city traffic, garbage disposals, alarm clock
at two feet.
THE FOLLOWING NOISES CAN BE DANGEROUS
UNDER CONSTANT EXPOSURE
90 Subway, motorcycle, truck traffic, lawn mower
100 Garbage truck, chain saw, pneumatic drill
120 Rock band concert in front of speakers,
thunderclap
140 Gunshot blast, jet plane
180 Rocket launching pad
Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation.
[For U.S. model]
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. D8-10-1-2_En
CAUTION: This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded cables and connectors are used to connect the
unit to other equipment. To prevent electromagnetic interference with electric appliances such as radios and
televisions, use shielded cables and connectors for connections. D8-10-3a_En
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WARNING: The apparatus is not waterproofs, to
prevent fire or shocks hazard, do not expose this
apparatus to rain or moisture and do not put any
water source near this apparatus, such as vase,
flower pot, cosmetics container and medicine
bottle etc. D3-4-2-1-3_En
WARNING:
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST
TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY.
The voltage of the available power supply differs
according to country or region. Be sure that the
power supply voltage of the area where this unit
will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., 230V
or 120V) written on the rear panel. D3-4-2-1-4_En
WARNING: Slot and openings in the cabinet are
provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from
overheating, to prevent fire hazard, the openings
should never be blocked and covered with items,
such as newspapers, table-cloths, curtains, etc. Also
do not put the apparatus on the thick carpet, bed,
sofa, or fabric having a thick pile. D3-4-2-1-7b_En
WARNING: No naked flame sources, such as
lighted candle, should be placed on the apparatus.
If naked flame sources accidentally fall down, fire
spread over the apparatus then may cause fire.
D3-4-2-1-7a_En
This product complies with the Low Voltage Directive
(73/23/EEC, amended by 93/68/EEC), EMC Directives
(89/336/EEC, amended by 92/31/EEC and
93/68/EEC). D3-4-2-1-9a_En
[For European model]
Operating Environment
Operating environment temperature and humidity:
+5 ºC – +35 ºC (+41 ºF – +95 ºF); less than 85 %RH
(cooling vents not blocked)
Do not install in the following locations
• Location exposed to direct sunlight or strong artificial
light
• Location exposed to high humidity, or poorly
ventilated location D3-4-2-1-7c_En
The STANDBY/ON switch is secondary connected
and therefore, does not separate the unit from mains
power in STANDBY position. Therefore install the
unit suitable places easy to disconnect the MAINS
plug in case of the accident. The MAINS plug of unit
should be unplugged from the wall socket when left
unused for a long period of time. D3-4-2-2-2a_En
When disposing of used batteries, please comply
with governmental regulations or
environmental public instruction’s rules that
apply in your country/area. D3-4-2-3-1_En
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Contents
01 Before you start
Features .......................................................... 7
What’s in the box ........................................... 8
Controls and displays .................................... 9
Transmitter (top) .......................................... 9
Transmitter (front)...................................... 10
Transmitter (rear)....................................... 11
Headphones .............................................. 12
02 Getting started
Loading the batteries .................................. 13
Charging the batteries ................................ 13
Notes on battery charging .......................... 14
Setting up ..................................................... 15
Connecting up ............................................. 17
Connecting the transmitter to digital
sources ...................................................... 17
Connecting the transmitter to analog
sources ...................................................... 18
Plugging in ................................................ 19
03 Operation
Using the system ......................................... 20
Dolby Headphone ..................................... 22
Dolby Pro Logic II ...................................... 22
Listening with additional headphones ...... 23
04 Additional information
Troubleshooting............................................ 24
Precautions................................................... 26
Specifications............................................... 27
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Chapter 1
Before you start
Features
High performance and quality
! Dolby Headphone technology allows you
to enjoy high quality surround sound
from any kind of audio/video source,
including DVD, TV, VCR, game console
and PC.
! Noiseless, wide-band audio is delivered
to the listener using an uncompressed
digital infrared transmission system.
! The system features Dolby* Digital,
Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS** decoders
built in.
! 24-bit A/D and D/A conversion and
digital processing ensures sound quality
is maintained.
! 40mm driver units in the headphones
deliver dynamic sound.
Easy to use
! Connection to audio and video
components is easy, using just a single
cable. Operation is simplified with many
automatic functions.
! Low profile, modern design.
! The transmitter can be placed
horizontally or vertically.
! Phones jack and volume control
available for corded headphones.
! Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride
batteries (included) or dry-cell batteries
(sold separately) can be used to power
the headphones.
! Large volume control knob on the
headphones makes for easy adjustment.
! Comfortable ear-pads with jersey cover.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
** “DTS” and “DTS VIRTUAL” are trademarks
of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
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What’s in the box
Check that all of the components and accessories are included before setting up the system.
Transmitter Headphones
Vertical stand AC power adaptor Rechargeable nickel-metal
hydride batteries (2)
Coaxial digital cable Operating instructions and
Warranty card
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Controls and displays
Transmitter (top)
1 STANDBY/ON button
Press to turn the transmitter on / off.
2 Standby indicator
Lights when the transmitter is in standby.
The indicator is unlit when the transmitter is
on.
3 CHARGE indicator
Lights when the rechargeable batteries are
being charged. The indicator is unlit when
the batteries are fully charged.
4 DOLBY HEADPHONE button
Press to select the Dolby Headphone mode
(DH1 / DH2 / DH3 / OFF).
5 DOLBY PRO LOGIC II button
Press to select the Dolby Pro Logic II mode
(AUTO / MOVIE / MUSIC / OFF).
6 INPUT button
Press to select the source input (DIGITAL 1 /
DIGITAL 2 / ANALOG).
7 VOLUME control
Use to adjust volume level of headphones
(sold separately) connected to the PHONES
jack on the front panel.
8 Battery compartment
Use to recharge the supplied rechargeable
batteries.
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Transmitter (front)
1 Infrared transmitters
Infrared transmitters are located on either
side of the unit. Make sure there is an
unobstructed path from the transmitter to
your listening position.
2 DECODE indicators
Light to indicate the automatic decoding
mode for the current source:
2D: Dolby Digital
2PL II: Dolby Pro Logic II decoding of
analog or digital source.
DTS: DTS
3 DOLBY HEADPHONE mode indicators
Light to show the Dolby Headphone mode
(DH1 / DH2 / DH3).
4 DOLBY PRO LOGIC II mode indicators
Light to show the Dolby Pro Logic II mode
(AUTO / MOVIE / MUSIC).
5 INPUT mode indicators
The corresponding indicator lights up to
show the selected input mode (DIGITAL 1 /
DIGITAL 2 / ANALOG).
6 PHONES jack
Use for connecting corded headphones.
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Transmitter (rear)
1 DC IN jack (See page 19 for details)
Connect the supplied AC power adaptor to
this jack. (Use only the supplied AC power
adaptor. Using adpators with different plug
polarities or other characteristics could
cause malfunction.)
2 ATT switch (See page 18 for details)
Switches the analog input level between -8dB
and 0dB for compatibility with a wide range
of analog equipment.
3 LINE IN jacks (See page 18 for details)
Analog input jacks for connection to
audio/video equipment such as a VCR or TV.
4 DIGITAL IN 2 COAX (See page 17 for
details)
Coaxial digital input for connection to digital
audio/video equipment such as a DVD
player, LD player or CD player.
5 DIGITAL IN 1 OPT (See page 17 for
details)
Optical digital input for connection to digital
audio/video equipment such as a DVD
player, LD player or CD player.
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Headphones
1 VOL (Volume) control
Use to adjust the volume.
2 Self-adjusting headband
The headband automatically adjusts when
you put the headphones on.
3 POWER indicator
Lights when the headphones are on.
4 POWER switch
Press to turn on / off.
5 Battery compartment
Press and slide where indicated to open the
cover. Use with the supplied rechargeable
batteries or size AA/LR6 (R6) dry-cell
batteries.
6 Infrared sensor
Infrared sensors are located on either side.
7 Ear pads
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Chapter 2
Getting started
Loading the batteries
1 Press and slide the cover as indicated
to open.
2 Load the batteries, making sure to
put them in the right way around (as
indicated).
3 Slide the battery compartment cover
back on.
About batteries
Use the supplied rechargeable batteries or
size AA/LR6 (R6) dry-cell batteries to power
the headphones. Use batteries of the same
kind.
Replacing batteries
Replace the batteries when the POWER
indicator on the headphones no longer lights
and there is no sound from the headphones.
For the supplied rechargeable batteries, see
Charging the batteries below. If you are using
dry-cell batteries, replace with new ones.
Approximate usage time is as follows:
Supplied rechargeable batteries
(fully-charged): ................ Approx. 16 hours
Size AA/LR6 alkaline batteries:
....................................... Approx. 27 hours
Size AA/R6 manganese batteries:
........................................ Approx. 10 hours
Note
! Usage time may vary according to the
temperature and other conditions.
Charging the batteries
1 Connect the supplied AC power
adaptor to DC IN jack on the transmitter.
Plug the adaptor into the wall outlet.
2 Open the battery compartment on
the top of the transmitter.
3 Insert the supplied rechargeable
batteries making sure to put them in the
right way around (as indicated).
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4 The charging indicator lights up and
charging starts.
The rechargeable batteries take about 10
hours to charge. The charging indicator will
go off once the batteries are fully charged.
Charging indicator (See page 9 for details)
Red light ....... Charging
If the charging indicator does not light up,
the batteries will not charge. Check the
following points:
! Batteries are fully inserted.
! The batteries are the right way around
according to the + and - markings.
! Charging terminals are not dirty.
! Only the supplied rechargeable batteries
should be used.
If the charging indicator light switches
off five seconds after charging starts, the
batteries may have become unuseable.
Replace them with new ones, available
from your nearest Pioneer service center.
Be sure to charge the supplied
rechargeable batteries before you start
the system for the first time.
When the batteries are insufficiently
charged, the POWER indicator does not light
and the headphones will not work.
Charging and usage time
Charging time Usage time
2 hours Approx. 4 hours
10 hours Approx. 16 hours
Note
! Usage time may vary according to the
temperature and other conditions.
Notes on battery charging
! Battery performance is influenced by the
surrounding temperature. Charge the
supplied rechargeable batteries within a
temperature range of 10 to 35 degrees
celcius.
! Do not overcharge batteries. In order to
protect batteries, do not repeatedly
charge the batteries that are already fully
charged.
! Batteries become slightly warm when
charging. This is not a malfunction.
! Use only the supplied AC power adaptor
with this unit. Using other AC adaptors
may cause malfunction.
! For your safety, only the supplied
rechargeable batteries can be charged
by this unit. Other types of rechargeable
batteries and dry-cell batteries cannot be
charged.
! Rechargeable batteries should be
replaced with new ones when they last
only a short time after recharging. New
batteries can be ordered from your
nearest Pioneer service center.
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Setting up
The diagram below shows the approximate infrared transmission area from the transmitter.
Set up the transmitter so that your listening position falls within this range, with no obstacles
between the transmitter and headphones.
When the headphones are out of range they will automatically mute.
Transmitter
Approx. 3m
Approx. 3m
Approx. 8m
Infrared signals
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Note
! Infrared signals do not pass through
walls or opaque glass. Set the
transmitter in a location where there are
no obstructions between the transmitter
and headphones when used.
! Place the transmitter on a stable surface.
! Brightness of the infrared transmitter
indicator may vary. However, it does not
affect the transmission area.
The transmitter can be placed horizontally or vertically. Out of the box, it is set for horizontal
use.
Setting up vertically
Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws
fixing the stand to the bottom of the
transmitter.
Attach the top half of the vertical stand to
the base, as shown below.
Use the two screws to fix the transmitter to
the stand.
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Transmitter
To DIGITAL IN jack
Optical digital cable
Coaxial digital cable Digital output from DVD
player, LD player, Digital TV,
etc.
About DTS
! A DTS-compatible DVD player is required
for playback of DVDs with DTS audio.
(For further details, see the operating
instructions of the DVD player.)
! When playing DTS LDs and CDs, you
may hear noise when scanning. This is
not a malfunction.
! Make sure that the DVD player is set to
output DTS digital audio. (See the
operating instructions for the DVD
player.) Depending on the disc, you may
also have to select DTS audio from the
disc’s menu.
! Depending on the DVD player, you may
not be able to hear DTS audio from the
analog outputs. In this case, use the
digital output.
Connecting up
Connecting the transmitter to digital sources
You can connect the digital output of a DVD player, LD player, digital TV, etc. directly to one of
the DIGITAL IN jacks on the transmitter unit using either the supplied coaxial digital cable, or
a commercially available optical digital cable.
Note
! The optical digital cable is an extremely
high-precision device and is sensitive to
jolts and external pressure. Be careful
when inserting and removing the cable
plug.
! An AC-3 RF input is not provided with
this system. AC-3 RF signals from LD
players cannot be directly input.
! The digital inputs supports only 44.1kHz
or 48kHz sample rates. (The DIGITAL
indicator on the front panel flashes if the
sample rate is not compatible.) Set the
digital output of your DVD player to
48kHz.
! Use the analog inputs when playing DAT
tapes in LP mode (with 32kHz sample
rate).
! This system does not support MPEG-2
AAC format.
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Connecting the transmitter to analog sources
Use a commercially available stereo audio cable with RCA/pin plugs to connect the audio
output jacks of a VCR, TV or other component to the LINE IN (L/R) jacks on the transmitter.
For equipment that has only a mini jack headphone output, such as a personal CD player, use
a commercially available stereo mini plug to RCA/pin plug x 2 cable. Note that the signal may
be noisy if the volume on the player is set too low.
Setting the input level
Set the ATT (attenuator) switch to 0dB if the volume is low using analog input.
Transmitter
To LINE IN jacks
Stereo audio cable (sold separately)
Left (L, white)
Right (R, red)
Left (L, white)
Right (R, red)
To audio output jacks
VCR, TV, etc.
LINE ATT
Setting Components connected
0dB TV, portable players and
others with a low output level
-8dB Other components (initial setting)
Note
! Be sure to lower the volume before
setting the ATT switch.
Set the ATT switch to -8dB if audio input
to the LINE INPUT jacks is distorted
(sometimes noise can be heard at the
same time).
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Transmitter
To DC IN jack
AC power adaptor
To power outlet
Plugging in
Note
! Use only the supplied AC power adaptor. Using other AC power adaptors with different
plug polarity or other characteristics can cause product failure.
! Even AC power adaptors with the same voltage and plug polarity can damage this product
due to the current capacity or other factors.
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DVD player or other
source component
Using the system
1 Turn on your source component.
2 Press STANDBY/ON to turn on the
transmitter.
The STANDBY indicator goes out when the
unit is on.
3 Slide the POWER switch on the
headphones to ON.
The POWER indicator lights when the
headphones are on.
4 Press INPUT to select the source
component you want to listen to.
Indicator Selected sound source
DIGITAL 1 Source connected to the
DIGITAL IN 1 (OPT) jack
DIGITAL 2 Source connected to the
DIGITAL IN 2 (COAX) jack
ANALOG Source connected to the
LINE IN jack
Chapter 3
Operation
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Indicator Output mode (Surround effect)
Multi-channel source DH mode
Dolby Headphone playback for multichannel Dolby Digital or
DTS sources.
This setting recreates 5.1 channel (front left/right, center,
surround left/right and subwoofer) playback through
headphones.
Dolby Pro Logic II DH mode
Dolby Headphone playback, for stereo sources, with Dolby Pro
Logic II decoding for surround sound.
This setting creates 5.1 channel (front left/right, center,
surround left/right and subwoofer) playback from stereo
sources through headphones.
Stereo source DH mode
Dolby Headphone playback, for stereo sources, without Dolby
Pro Logic II decoding.
This setting recreates stereo playback from speakers in front of
you through headphones.
Dolby Headphone mode OFF
Regular headphone playback.
Note
! To listen to dual audio (main/sub) sound
sources, connect to the LINE IN jack, and
then select the channel(s) you want to
listen to on the source.
5 Start playback of your source
component.
6 Use the DOLBY HEADPHONE and
DOLBY PRO LOGIC II buttons to select the
output mode (surround sound effect).
Press repeatedly to change playback modes
(see the table below).
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7 Adjust the volume.
To adjust the volume of headphones
connected to the PHONES jack, use the
PHONES LEVEL knob.
Dolby Headphone
This system incorporates Dolby Headphone
technology. Dolby Headphone allows you to
enjoy multichannel surround sound effects
with two-channel stereo headphones. Dolby
Headphone works with both multichannel
sources, such as Dolby Digital and DTS
DVDs, and stereo sources. Surround sound
from stereo sources is achieved using Dolby
Pro Logic II decoding.
About Dolby Headphone effects
Music and movie soundtracks through
headphones can sound rather unnatural.
This is because they are mixed and produced
to be listened to through speakers some
distance in front of you (or around you in the
case of multichannel sources).
Dolby Headphone recreates the sound of
speakers in a room, thereby making the
sound through headphones more natural for
the listener.
You can choose between three room types:
DH1: Mixing room with very little
reverberation.
DH2: Ordinary listening room with
moderate reverberation (default setting).
DH3: Small movie theater.
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic II is a decoding technology
for playing two-channel sources in 5.1
channel surround. Like Dolby Digital, the
main five channels are full bandwidth. Dolby
Pro Logic II decoding has minimal impact on
sound quality and creates a very natural
surround sound effect.
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Your headphones
To PHONES jack
(3.5mm stereo mini plug)
Transmitter
Dolby Pro Logic II surround effects
AUTO (default setting)
This mode automatically selects the
MOVIE or MUSIC mode according to the
input source.
MOVIE mode is selected when playing
DVDs (digital or analog input).
MUSIC mode is selected when playing CDs
(digital input).
MOVIE
This mode is suitable for stereo TV
programs and sources encoded with Dolby
Surround. The effect is close in quality to
discrete 5.1 channel surround.
MUSIC
This mode is suitable for all music sources
and reproduces the sound field of a
listening room with good acoustic
characteristics.
Listening with additional
headphones
Connect your wired headphones to the
PHONES jack to enjoy the surround sound
experience.
Note
! When unplugging headphones from the
PHONES jack, pull out the plug holding
the plug body. Never pull on the cable.
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Chapter 4
Additional information
Troubleshooting
If you run into any problems using this headphone system, refer to the following checklist.
Incorrect operation may result in some problems. In addition, the problems may be caused by
malfunctions on the components connect to this system. Should any problem persist, consult
your nearest Pioneer service center or your dealer to carry out repair work.
Symptom
No sound.
Sound intermittent.
Noise.
Cause and remedy
! Check the batteries are placed in correct polarities.
! Batteries are completely used up.
! Check the connection between the AC power adaptor and the wall
outlet.
! Check the connection between the system and the AV components.
! Turn on the AV components connected to the transmitter and start the
program (playback).
! Check that you have selected the component you want to listen to.
! If you connect to LINE IN (analog input) on the transmitter, raise the
volume level on the connected AV component.
! Raise the headphone volume.
! Check the transmitter is turned on.
! You are trying to play a DTS audio track on a DVD player that does not
support DTS. Either use a DVD player that supports DTS or select a Dolby
Digital or PCM audio track.
! You are playing back a DVD disc recorded in DTS when DTS digital
output setting for the DVD player (including game machines) is off. Refer
to the operating instructions of the DVD player and switch the DTS digital
output on.
! You are playing back a DVD disc recorded in DTS when the DVD player
(including game machines) and transmitter are analog connected.
! The headphones are not receiving infrared signals from the transmitter.
Check that there are no obstacles between the transmitter and
headphones. Use the headphones nearer to the transmitter, or change the
position or angle of the transmitter. Make sure your hands and hair do not
cover the infrared sensor on the headphones.
! The headphones are picking up stray infrared signals from other
equipment. Make sure that the infrared sensor on the headphones is not
exposed to direct sunlight. Do not use this system near a plasma display
panel.
! Occassionally, clock accuracy problems with equipment connected to
one of the digital inputs may result in loss of sound or intermittent sound.
In these cases, change the connection to analog.
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Symptom
DIGITAL input
Indicator flashing.
DTS sources do not
play.
Distorted sound (or
noise).
Quiet sound.
The surround sound
effect is not obtained.
2Dindicator does
not light up.
2PL IIindicator does
not light up.
DTS indicator does not
light up.
The batteries will not
charge.
Cause and remedy
! This system supports 44.1kHz and 48kHz digital audio. Set the digital
output of your DVD player to 48kHz, or use the analog connection.
! Your source component must support DTS playback. Check the
operating instructions of the connected source component for DTS
compatibility.
! Set the ATT switch on the transmitter to -8dB.
! If you connected your source component to this system from the
headphone output, lower the volume level of the source component.
! Set the ATT switch on the transmitter to 0dB.
! If you connected your source component to this system from the
headphone output, raise the volume level of the source component.
! Raise the headphone volume.
! The DH mode is set to OFF.
! The audio being played is not multichannel. The surround sound effect
does not work for monaural sound sources.
! The digital audio output setting for the DVD player (including game
machines) is set to PCM. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with
the DVD player and change the setting to Dolby Digital.
! The source is not Dolby Digital encoded.
! The audio in the current chapter is not Dolby Digital encoded.
! The DH mode is set to OFF.
! The source is DTS encoded.
! The source is non-stereo Dolby Digital encoded.
! Dolby Pro Logic II is set to OFF.
! The DTS digital output setting on the DVD player (including game
machines) is set to OFF. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with
the DVD player and set the DTS digital output setting to ON.
! The source is not DTS encoded.
! The audio in the current chapter is not DTS encoded.
! The DVD player does not support DTS format. Use a DVD player that
supports DTS.
! Dry-cell batteries or rechargeable batteries other than the ones supplied
are being used. Use only the supplied rechargeable batteries.
! The rechargeable batteries are exhausted. Replace them with new
rechargeable batteries.
This system may not work properly due to external effects such as static electricity. Unplug
the AC power adaptor and plug it in again. If this does not correct the problem, please
consult your nearest Pioneer service center.
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Precautions
Listening at high volume
Listening to headphones at high volume for
an extended period can result in hearing
damage. Please be careful not to set the
volume too high, especially when listening in
a noisy environment.
Please also note that some sound may leak
from the headphones when listening at
higher volume levels.
Ear pads
The color of the ear pad material may fade
with use.
Cleaning
Use a soft and dry cloth for cleaning. Use a
soft cloth slightly moistened with mild
detergent solution, if necessary. Do not use
solvents such as thinner, benzene or alcohol
as these may damage the surface.
About safety
! Do not drop, hit or otherwise expose the
transmitter or headphones to strong
shocks of any kind. This could damage
the product.
! Do not disassemble or attempt to open
any parts of the system.
Power source and placement
! If you are not going to use the system for
a long time, unplug the AC power
adaptor from the outlet. When removing
the plug, grip the AC power adaptor. Do
not pull on the cord.
! Do not place the system in any of the
following locations:
- Location exposed to direct sunlight, in a
car with all the windows closed, near a
heater, or other extremely high-
temperature locations.
- Dusty location.
- On an unsteady or inclined surface.
- Location exposed to large amounts of
vibration.
- Bathroom or other high-humidity
locations.
When something is wrong with the
product
! If something goes wrong with the
product, or if a foreign object gets inside
the unit, immediately turn off the power
and consult your nearest Pioneer service
center.
! When taking the system to Pioneer
service center, be sure to take both the
headphones and transmitter.
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Specifications
Transmitter TRE-D800
Decoder function ....................... Dolby Digital
.......................................... Dolby Pro Logic II
................................................................. DTS
........................... PCM (Fs=44.1kHz, 48kHz)
Dolby Headphone (DH) mode
...................................... DH1/DH2/DH3/OFF
Dolby Pro Logic II mode
........................... AUTO/MOVIE/MUSIC/OFF
Modulation system.............................. DQPSK
Secondary carrier wave frequency... 3.75MHz
Transmission distance
................................ Approx. 8m to the front
Transmission range.................... 12Hz - 22kHz
Distortion rate...................... 1% or less (1kHz)
Audio input
..... Optical digital input (rectangular type) x 1
...... Coaxial digital input (RCA terminal) x 1
........... Analog input (RCA terminal L/R) x 1
Power source.......................................... DC 9V
........ (from the supplied AC power adaptor)
Dimensions....... 209 (W) x 50 (H) x 104 (D) mm
Mass............................................ Approx. 520g
Headphones SE-DHP800
Playback frequency range......... 12Hz - 22kHz
Power source....................................... DC 2.4V
(supplied rechargeable battery x 2)
............................................................. DC 3V
(size AA/LR6 (R6) dry cell battery x 2)
Mass........ Approx. 250g (excluding batteries)
Accessories
AC power adaptor (9V 800mA) ......................1
Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride battery
(size AA) .......................................................... 2
Coaxial digital cable (1.5m) ........................... 1
Vertical stand ..................................................1
Operating instructions ...................................1
Warranty card ................................................. 1
Note
! Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Published by Pioneer Corporation.
Copyright © 2004 Pioneer Corporation.
All rights reserved.
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